A most improved 4 bed detached period cottage of over 1570 sqft / 146 sqm. The property has off road parking with planning permission for a cart lodge and is situated within easy reach of the village centre and Royston train station.
This characterful period home is set within mature gardens and is conveniently situated on the High Street, close to the village centre and just 3 miles from Royston Train Station. Over the last 5 years the owners have carried out extensive renovations to the property; additions including 2 new bathrooms, a cloakroom WC, wood burning-stove, under-floor heating and hardwood flooring. The property’s thatched roof has been recently renovated and re-ridged.
The property briefly comprises an entrance hall with access to the refitted cloakroom WC. The kitchen is fitted with an attractive range of units and finished with granite worktops. Appliances include a Smeg range oven with extractor over and an integrated dishwasher. There is a spacious dining room which benefits from a dual aspect and is finished with attractive solid oak wood flooring which continues through to the living room, stairs lead to the first floor and French doors open onto the private gardens. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a study which has served as a versatile reception room over the years.
Upstairs are 4 bedrooms, 3 of which are comfortable doubles and include built-in cupboards. The 4th bedroom is currently a nursery. There are 2 very impressive bath and shower rooms, finished to a meticulous standard and boasting various features including a Japanese sunken bath, illuminated mirror wall cabinets and Fired Earth tiling.
Outside the property is set back from the High Street behind mature hedging and sits centrally within well stocked front and rear gardens. The front garden benefits from an automatic irrigation system, a gate from the garden leads to a driveway providing off road parking for two vehicles. There is approved planning permission for a cart lodge to be erected.
Melbourn is popular, larger, historic south Cambridgeshire village about 7 miles south of the City between the A10 and A505. Facilities in the village are excellent and the community is thriving. There is a broad range of local shops, services and healthcare, The Hub which is a superb community building and coffee shop, primary schools and Melbourn Village College, which is part of the Comberton Academy Trust.
The village has its own 17-acre Science Park, home to a broad range of companies and its own sports centre with a 20 metre pool and gym. For commuters the A10 and A505 give excellent road access. Meldreth Railway Station (Cambridge c. 18 mins, London Kings Cross c. 69 mins) is less than a mile away with a pleasant cycle and pedestrian route to it. There are major supermarkets and other facilities in Royston (3 miles) including a station with a 39-minute service to Kings Cross.